Askos or Kernos
7th–6th century B.C.
16.5 x 18 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)
The circular body is supported by four legs and feet. One spout consists of the head of a horned animal (a bull) on a circular neck. Opposite is a second spout of orthodox form, backed by a curved handle. Black burnished surface, kiln cracks. One horn repaired.
By 1977: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, March 8, 1978
Seth K. Sweetser Fund, No. 2